The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is well known to the wider audience for “Promming“, affordable standing tickets available on the day of the concert. This tradition is at the heart of the festival’s aim of bringing the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, which remains true to founder-conductor Henry Wood’s original vision in 1895.
The 2022 season runs from 15 July to 10 September and it is packed with a wide variety of music from a range of composers, orchestras and soloists from around the world. Among all the other talent there are a number of Finnish composers, conductors, and even the RSO in this year’s line-up. While we can recommend going to any of the Proms that might interest you, here we have collated a list of the concerts featuring Finnish talent for ease of access.
Day Promming tickets generally go on sale at 10.30 am the day of the concert. They can be bought only online, for £7.12 per ticket. More information about Promming can be found here. If you are unable to attend or want to go back to one of the Proms that have already passed, you can even listen to them on the BBC website!
15 July First night of the Proms: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
20 July Prom 8: Russian Romance and Icelandic Elements: Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
4 August, 7.30 pm Prom 25: Shostakovich’s Last Symphony and a Concerto for Theremin: Music by Kalevi Aho and Kaija Saariaho
11 August, 7.30 pm Prom 34: Thorvaldsdottir, Elgar and Sibelius: Eva Ollikainen and BBC Philharmonic
12 August, 7.30 pm Prom 35: Yuja Wang with the Oslo Philharmonic and Klaus Mäkelä
14 August, 11 am Prom 37: Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Kaija Saariaho and Beethoven
14 August, 7.30 pm Prom 38: Tchaikovsky, Missy Mazzoli and Prokofiev: Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Santtu Matias-Rouvali
18 August, 7.30 pm Prom 42: Sibelius, Beethoven and Nielsen
20 August, 7.30 pm Prom 44: Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D major: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
26 August, 7.30 pm Prom 52: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Pekka Kuusisto
10 September, 7.15 pm Last Night of the Proms 2022: Dalia Stasevska conducts BBC Symphony Orchestra (special ticketing, broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC2)